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Mental Health Service

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Upper Norwood, England, United Kingdom
Posted:
October 27, 2018

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MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BLACKWOOD

FLAT *, ** ESSEX GROVE

LONDON, SE19 3SX

TELEPHONE: 020*-*******

EMAIL: ac7iub@r.postjobfree.com

MOBILE: 079**-******

DATE OF BIRTH: 01/12/1966

EDUCATION: Archbishop Tenison Secondary School

DATE: 1978 – 1983

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES:

Feb 2001

Priory Hospital Roehampton, RAPt, HMP Wandsworth & Pentonville

BACP British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy with CPCAB Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

June 2001

Mainliners

Dual Diagnosis

June 2001

Mainliners

Hepatitis C

June 2001

Mainliners

Assessment skills

June 2004

Mainliners

Advanced Drugs Awareness

03/04 -04/05

Brunel University with W.D.P

Multi-Disciplinary practice teaching

Module 1&2

June 2004

National Acupuncture Detoxification Assoc

Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist

Jan 2004

Joint Diversity (Centre for Counselling Lectures for pre- admission groups)

Drug & Alcohol Professional

June 2004

Mainliners

Motivational Interviewing Phase 1

Oct 2005

Community Drug Project

Cognitive Behavioural Principles & Intervention.

May 2006

Blenheim CDP

Group training skills (CBT)

07/06/07

The Royal College General practitioners

R.C.G.P 1 Lewisham

Oct 2007

Quantum Diagnostics

Drugs of Abuse Test Training Certificate

Jan 2007

Lewisham

Assessing high Risks

Jan 2008

Blenheim CPD

Managing Aggressive Behaviour De-escalation Techniques

May 2008

Federation of Drug & Alcohol Prof. (FDAP)

Registered Drug & Alcohol Professional

May 2008

Shering-Plough (SP)

regarding misuse, non-medical prescribing and new clinical guidelines at Royal College of Nursing London

31/07/09

Newham Council

Safe guarding Adults/ Care First

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

20/02/17- current

Equinox rehabilitation centre

Counsellor/Group Therapist Facilitator

Rehabilitation treatment centre three months stay life skills group therapies key work sessions daily activatities Life skills programme designed by residents for residents aftercare and volunteering scheme, team leader with regular supervision, training and support brought to a competent level in preparing residents for the communities they came from or new ones. A lot of group facilitation work and one to one counselling.

13/03/16- 15/06/16

Sanctuary housing

Young People’s Substance Misuse Worker

Supporting a new service and team with 16-25 with complex needs some with mental health and Substance misuse issues, assessments, risk assessments, group therapy facilitation, education, employment and training, advocacy on young people behalf regarding benefits and move on. Training live skills that gives young people the secure foundations and support for their personal development, exploring positive goals and aspirations, challenging negative behaviours and thoughts for meaningful transition to adulthood..

03/06/15- to 18/12/16

National Probation Service/CRC/Penrose

Responsible Officer(perm)

PSS Post sentence supervision managing case on release supervision sign posting to reliant services drug and alcohol services housing, ETE Employment, training and education accessing appropriate benefits, and Substance Misuse Screening reducing offending.

bereavements within my family time out from work to address affairs.

06/01/14-March 2014 Turning Point

G.P shared worker (agency work)

Working within G.P satellite service Liaise with mental health services, the probation service, social workers in regards to Children Protection issues and case conferences in a multi-disciplinary framework.

Participate in the provision of an open access and needle exchange service

Undertake community care assessments

Manage a caseload of clients in receipt of substitute prescribing, which includes service users with complex needs, this is done in consultation with them to develop flexible care plans

Review care plans at intervals, along with service user input and participation

Provide structured support within the framework of a harm minimization model of treatment to persons experiencing problems of substance misuse

To devise assessments, including looking at physical and mental health needs, social and support issues and present this information together with a proposed treatment plan to the multidisciplinary team This includes clients who require prescribed medication i.e. Methadone, Subutex, Lofexedine and Naltrexone

Knowledge of clinical governance and its implementation

17/10/11- 28/05/13 NHS Redbridge Drug & Alcohol service (RDAS)

Substance Misuse Duty Worker (agency work Fix term contract DAAT funded)

First point of contact from referral & comprehensive assessment for clients to allocations. Conduct morning meeting and highlight daily operations.

Prescribing, titration of Buprenorphine, Suboxone and Methadone administer to clients coming from different pathways within criminal justice, community or inter-agency referrals.

Key-work sessions supporting and assisting clients on their prescriptions to sustain a level of recovery, with a possible view to maintaining abstinence.

Shared care work liaising with Consultants, G.P’s, nurses and pharmacies regarding client care.

Multi-agency working, involvement in decisions regarding Community Care Assessment (CCA) and referral to local voluntary drug services.

17/08/11 –16/09/11 Crime reduction initiative (CRI)

Outreach worker (agency work)

Assisting team to understand the important of re-engaging hard to reach clients out in the community, and interact over substance misuse issues and possible issues that may keep them in continuous use.

Engaging with all services in the local area, giving information regarding the outreach aims & objectives.

Working within health and safety guideline regarding outreach.

Going to all hostels and multi-disciplinary services in the area for presentations, heightening awareness regarding the dangers of clients disengaging from services with drug & alcohol abuse issues.

Working with mental health services that may have clients with drug, alcohol induced mental health issues, and who should take ownership of clients care.

Working from a Harm reduction approach.

February 2011- May 2011 South London YMCA

Specialist Substance Misuse Worker (agency work)

Assessing Clients for abstinent area of the programme, which involved group work and one to one, counselling, with housing management regarding clients paying rent on time.

Assessing risk to clients self and others and being able to manage it too.

Working with a Multi-disciplinary approach

Supporting clients in how they will maintain their tenancies with budgeting skills, looking at alcohol intake and other ways of usefully spending their time.

Workshops, lecture referrals to other services and taking referrals for the abstinent area

Oct 2010 – November 2011Single Homeless Project

Support Worker (agency work)

harm from substance misuse and helping people access appropriate treatment.

Minimizing Working with the criminal justice system to break offending patterns and help offenders reintegrate into the community, with housing management regarding clients paying rent on time preparing them for real life.

Supporting people with mental health and chemical dependency issues who are leaving hospital or facing social exclusion from other services.

Supporting young people to develop the skills they need to manage their own tenancies.

Enabling all clients to grow in confidence and develop appropriate life skills.

March 2010 – Oct 2010 Newham DASL (Drug & Alcohol Service for London)

Group Facilitator (agency work)

Offering Group based initial alcohol detoxification.

Providing the clients with the opportunity to explore with others, what it means to be alcohol free, alcohol information/education, relapse prevention, review their week and share their experiences with others.

Providing one on one counselling, couple counselling, counselling to family members affected by someone else’s substance use, carers and others affected by the drinking of someone close to them and onward referrals if appropriate.

Involved in community based treatment and rehabilitation service for people misusing drugs, offering a range of substance use related groups; skills based groups, stimulant specific groups and one to one key working. DRR (Drug Rehabilitation Requirement) Groups as Court Order. Substance use, Support skills, Development and Practical Living Skills

Active role in prescribing services and offering support to enable people to maintain the changes they have made whether through drug detoxification, maintenance or reduction.

March 2009 – Mar 2010 Newham council C.J.I.T Criminal Justice Intervention Treatment

Case Manager/Rapid prescribing worker (agency work)

Working with probation officers and various other criminal justice services

Undertake community care assessments

Manage a caseload of clients in receipt of substitute prescribing, which may have complex needs this is done in consultation with them to develop flexible care plans which are reviewed at intervals

Provide structured support within the framework of a harm minimization model of treatment to persons experiencing problems of substance misuse with regular urine screening in order for recommendations regarding ongoing client management.

To devise assessments, including looking at mental,physical, emotional and social needs and support issues and present this information together with a proposed treatment plan to the multi-disciplinary team This includes clients who require prescribed medication i.e. Methadone, Subutex, Lofexedine and Naltrexone

Knowledge of clinical governance and its implementation working with a multi-disciplinary approach.

June 2005 – March 2009 Quantum CDP

GP Liaison Worker Harm reduction (perm work)

Working within G.P satellite service Liaise with mental health services, the probation service, social workers in regards to Children Protection issues and case conferences in a multi-disciplinary framework.

Participate in the provision of an open access and needle exchange service

Undertake community care assessments

Manage a caseload of clients in receipt of substitute prescribing, which includes service users with complex needs, this is done in consultation with them to develop flexible care plans

Review care plans at intervals, along with service user input and participation

Provide structured support within the framework of a harm minimization model of treatment to persons experiencing problems of substance misuse

To devise assessments, including looking at physical and mental health needs, social and support issues and present this information together with a proposed treatment plan to the multidisciplinary team This includes clients who require prescribed medication i.e. Methadone, Subutex, Lofexedine and Naltrexone

Knowledge of clinical governance and its implementation

March 2004 – June 2005 Westminster Drug Project

Arrest referrals/Community Outreach Worker (Perm work)

Arrest referral worker based at Battersea and Wandsworth police station

Carrying out assessments in police stations courthouses and prison

Working closely with probation and the criminal justice service

Key work sessions

Workshops, Lectures

One to one counseling and Aftercare/Through care

April 2003 – March 2004 Cranstoun Oak Lodge

Residential Project Worker (Perm work)

Liaise with Social Workers in regards to Children Protection issues and case conferences.

Relapse prevention groups

Group therapy

Workshops, Lectures

One to one counseling

Urine testing and Aftercare/Through care

February 2001 – February 2003 R.A.P.T HMP Pentonville

Stimulant Specialist Worker

Designing and implementing the Carats 12 week rolling stimulant programme (B Wing)

Working with probation officer and various other criminal justice services

Duty were the same as when I was there in 1998

2000 – Feb 2001 HMP Wandsworth

Project Worker

Working with probation officer and various other criminal justice services

Twelve step programme (F wing)

Pre admission groups

Group therapy

Workshops

Lectures

One to one counseling

Urine testing and Aftercare/Through care

1998 - 2000 HMP Pentonville

Project Worker

Twelve step programme (C wing)

Working with probation officer and various other criminal justice services

Pre admission groups

Group therapy

Workshops

Lectures

One to one counseling

Mouth Swab & urine testing and Aftercare/Through care

1988 – 1998 McGee building and Demolition Company

Construction worker

Job description:

Generally Building trade concrete walling, roofing Painting, tiling

large building demolition projects.

1984 – 1988 Holliday & Brown

Apprentice Tie Cutter (Savile row)

Job description:

Started off cutting linings for the ties

Learning measurements, and the different processes for ties in the establishment.

Graduating to working on expensive materials

1984 – 1983 YTS schemes

Apprentice Tailoring Course

Cutting linings for the suits

Cutting linings for the Ties

Designing shirts and trouser

Designing blazers, coats

Global fashion designing

CORE SKILLS

Project Worker,

Running Therapeutic Groups/Workshops

Specialist one to one working

Voluntary work

Liaising with GP’s

Needle exchange

Information giving

Addiction counseling

Lecturing workshops

Assessments

Client Referrals

Facilitating Workshops

Workshops for pre- admission groups



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